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Top 10 players of all time from Canterbury

Canterbury is the second most successful side in New Zealand domestic cricket history.


Tom Latham New Zealand Cricket
Latham is one of the finest young players in world cricket at the moment

Canterbury is the second most successful team in the New Zealand domestic circuit having won the Plunket Shield 19 times and the Ford Trophy on 14 occasions.

Some of the finest international players for New Zealand donned the colours of Canterbury during their illustrious career including the likes of Sir Richard Hadlee, Shane Bond, Nathan Astle and many others.

Canterbury holds the record for the highest innings total in New Zealand domestic cricket, scoring 777 against Otago in 1996/97.

Let's take a look at the Top 10 players of all time to have played their cricket for Canterbury.


#10 Tom Latham

Tom Latham might be still just 25, but the New Zealand cricketer has made quite an impact in international cricket since making his debut for the Black Caps, including the match-winning century against India in the recently concluded ODI series between the two sides.

Latham worked his way through to the national team by virtue of his impressive performances at the various age levels for Canterbury. He captained the Canterbury Under-19 side and also played for the Canterbury A side.

He made his first-class debut for Canterbury during the 2010-11 Plunket Shield season, scoring 65 in his debut innings.

Latham, who made his Test debut against India in 2014, has already played 32 Tests for New Zealand and possesses a healthy average of 38.84 with the bat, including 6 centuries.

Latham, who has also played County Cricket with both Durham and Kent, averages above 41 in first-class cricket, scoring close to 6000 runs in his career so far.

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